This baby is truly mad, furious, I wouldn’t want to start with him!

Though your baby probably isn’t feeling anger the way adults do, it’s normal for her to appear angry at times.

Before 6 months, babies don’t yet have a “temper” — they usually cry because they need to be fed, held, or changed, because they’re tired or in pain, or for a similar reason.

But as your baby gets older — usually around 6 months — you’ll see new emotions emerge, including frustration. To a parent, this can translate as a hot temper, says pediatrician Tanya Remer Altmann, editor of The Wonder Years: Helping Your Baby and Young Child Successfully Negotiate the MajorDevelopmental Milestones.


The good news is that babies aren’t developmentally and emotionally capable of a true toddler-style tantrum, says Altmann, and it’s likely that your baby’s bad moods can be avoided…

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